Oriental spectacles, 18th century

Oriental spectacles, 18th century

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Caption: Horn and white metal Oriental nose spectacles, with quartz lenses in a wooden case. Spectacles are believed to have been invented in their early forms as early as the thirteenth century in Italy. These date from the eighteenth century

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Keywords: 1700s, 18th century, antique, case, cased, eighteenth century, eye, eye glasses, glasses, historical, history, horn, lens, lenses, medical instrument collection, metal, nose spectacles, optic, optometry, oriental, sight, spectacles, vision, white metal, wood, wooden, yellow background

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